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Miercurea Sibiului
German: Reußmarkt
Hungarian: Szerdahely
—  Town  —
Fortified evangelic church of Miercurea Sibiului

Coat of arms
Location of Miercurea Sibiului in Suceava County



Miercurea Sibiului is located in Romania
Miercurea Sibiului
Location of Miercurea Sibiului in Romania
Coordinates: 45°53′21″N 23°46′56″E / 45.88917, 23.78222
Country  Romania
County Sibiu county coat of arms.png Sibiu
Subordinated villages
Government
 • Mayor Ioan Troancă (PNL)
Area
 • Total 85.12 km2 (32.87 sq mi)
Elevation 306 m (1,004 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3 910
 • Density 45.94/km2 (119.0/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 557150
Website http://www.miercureasibiului.ro/

Miercurea Sibiului (German: Reußmarkt; Hungarian: Szerdahely) is a town in the west of Sibiu County, in southern Transylvania, central Romania, 34 km to the west of the county capital Sibiu.

Administration[]

Miercurea Sibiului was declared a town in 2004 and it is one of the smallest and least urbanised ones in the country.

The town administers two villages: Apoldu de Sus and Dobârca. Also, 5 km away there is a small spa town.

At the 2011 census, 83.1% of inhabitants were Romanians, 14.7% Gypsies and 1.9% Germans.

Geography[]

The town lies on the contact area between the Transylvanian Plateau and the Cindrel Mountains, a massif in the Parâng Mountains group in the Southern Carpathians, on a small depression formed by the Secaş River.

The town is situated on a main Romanian road link: the DN1 road between Sibiu and Sebeş, E68/E81 European routes.

History[]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2002 4,063
2011 3,792 −6.7%
Source: Census data

Since the 12th or 13th century it was inhabited by Transylvanian Saxons and from 1355 it became one of the original seven seats of Saxondom from the Sibiu area.

The city is the place of birth of Ilie Măcelaru (1822-1891), a lawyer who participated in the 1848 revolution and a founding member of the Romanian National Party that was formed in Miercurea Sibiului on 17 March 1869.

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